‘Artists Days’ or any ‘Day Out’ is good for creatives and for the soul. I have long been an admirer of Sabine Darrall but had not had the opportunity to visit her at Lynne Down Barn in Herefordshire. The drive through the countryside gave me chance to unwind and I was all set for a great day out.
The designs we are often asked for by our brides are natural and cascading and it was lovely to spend a day with a small group of florists to exchange ideas and create some beauty. The cascading bouquets were so light hold and all looked very different. I choose seasonal peony and rose blooms and foliage much of which was locally grown. It is the delicacy of the trailing elements that helped pull the design together jasmine trails, scented honeysuckle, philiadelphus, grasses and ammi are firm favourites for a cascading bouquet. Ribbon trails beautifull finish off the bouquet and Elsie the dog was waiting to get in the photo.
Hannah and Rishi were married at The Ashes, the most beautiful countryside venue, a place where you feel relaxed as you arrive and revived when you leave. We were delighted to be asked to work with Hannah and Rishi on their wedding as we had the pleasure of creating flowers for Rishi’s brother’s wedding at Shustoke Barns previously.
The bridal bouquet was a mix of hydrangea and roses in beautiful tones. The whole look was chosen to remind Hannah of the family garden.
The boys sported just picked rustic buttonholes and enjoying posing under the photo backdrop with beautiful watercolour tones.
THE ASHES WEDDING CEREMONY
The barn at the Ashes is a warm and inviting ceremony space and we love adding a feature arch for the ceremony. Lashing of eucalyptus foliage, ivy and hanging amaranthus set the scenes with colours being added to tie in with Hannah and Rishi’s colours from the day.
FLORAL ARCH OVER DOORWAY
The floral arch proved popular as a photo backdrop for some fun photos on the day.
THE ASHES WEDDING CENTREPIECES
Hannah and Rishi had collected a lovely selection of antique vases, copper coffee pots and smaller bowls we incorporated into the table decoration with the addition of some crystal glass. Delicate stems of ivy and soft scented flowers were added bringing colour to the tables. I loved the old photos that Hannah had displayed in photo frames for each table.
COUPLE PORTRAIT PHOTOS AT THE ASHES
The couple found some tranquil spots for their portrait shots beautifully captured by Joanne Jacobs.
Thank you, Hannah and Rishi for sharing and for your lovely words. As always weddings and in particular our couples are the reason we love what we do.
“Looking through them reminds me of how beautiful you made our special day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
If you are planning a barn wedding or need inspiration for a floral arch then do get in touch.
Editorial shoots are a delight to be asked to work on especially by the talented team of stylists at Rock My Wedding.
NATURAL BOUQUET OF VARYING PINK TONES
A natural organic style bouquet works beautifully with these beautiful Coast bridesmaid’s dresses. The elegance of the navy was offset with the blush and deeper tones of pink. The layering of the colours and a mix of blooms creates interest in the bouquet whilst the snippets of foliage add a natural touch.
The fireplace and dark walls of this bedroom at Hampton Manor create a stunning backdrop. I just love how the organic, asymetric fireplace decoration works in this setting. The light blush pink tones in the florals pop against the dark walls and bring the room to life. An abundance of candles and a stunning Coast dress created a most dreamy look, so elegant and magical.
BLUSH PINK FEATHERY BOUQUET – EXTRA LARGE
For a blush pink feathery bouquet to wow your bridesmaids choose an extra large bouquet design, here we used a mass of just three different blooms, feathery astilbe, the softest lisianthus and the lemon scented wax flower. The effect with this beautiful lace dress from Coast is so stylish.
NATURAL WILD GREEN AND WHITE BOUQUET
Bringing the outside in is a great idea and a natural wild green and white bouquet suits the style of this mint green Coast dress perfectly. A backdrop of jasmine trails, hellebore and the softest foliage stems frame this shot beautifully.
Sarah and Adam planned the most beautiful autumn church wedding followed by a reception for family and friends at our favourite Hampton Manor. They are currently living out in Hong Kong and so we had the opportunity to meet up on their visits home as well as skype and share pinterest boards and ideas during the planning stages.
BRIDAL AND BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS – AUTUMN COLOUR PALETTE
Right from the start this couple knew they wanted natural organic style flowers with lots of autumn colour. With the navy blue two birds bridesmaids dresses, the burgundy and pink tones worked well with plenty of foliage and texture to the bouquets.
BARSTON CHURCH WEDDING
Sarah had the pleasure of walking down from her family home to the village church for the wedding service where everyone was awaiting her arrival.
Adam’s face is a picture awaiting her arrival. The boys wore button holes in the softest dusky pink to tie in with Sarah and her maids.
VINTAGE SPORTS CAR
Adam drove his bride away in a vintage Jaguar XJS to the sound of rattling tin cans. This epic shot at the entrance to Hampton Manor is just so timeless and sums up the romance of their wedding day.
TALL CENTREPIECES AT HAMPTON MANOR – AUTUMN AND ORGANIC STYLE
The natural organic style continued through to Elizabeth Court at Hampton Manor. Adam in particular loved the idea of tall centrepieces and we agreed on clear glass vases with an organic design with tall twigs, eucalyptus foliage and the softest of roses.
TOP TABLE FLOWERS – LOW ARRANGEMENT
On the top table flowers we added the beautiful bridesmaids bouquets to add impact to the table among the candles.
The wedding cake by Ben The Cakeman brought together the Chinese and English elements of the day with the beautiful addition of the chopsticks and the berries.
Thank you Sarah and Adam for sharing your beautiful wedding photos we loved being part of your day.
Maria and Rik are such a photogenic couple and the loveliest of clients. Maria and I enjoyed many happy hours planning the designs for her summer church wedding and reception at Shustoke Farm Barns. We had the pleasure of creating flowers for her sister’s wedding a couple of years back so jumped at the chance to work with these lovely people again. Add to the mix that Steve Gerrard was flying back to capture their day and we knew a good day was to be had by all.
ORGANIC STYLE DEEP PINK BOUQUETS
The organic style of bouquets suited Maria’s dress chosen from our friends at Tilly Trotters Bridal in Leamington. A hand chosen selection of blooms including deep pink dahlia, scabious and soft pink roses were combined with a mix of textured foliage for this late August wedding.
ORGANIC STYLE FLOWERS – CHURCH ARCH
The tiny church at Corley Moor is a real hidden treasure, filled with candlelight it was overflowing with emotion for this wedding. The organic style arch was created to work with the natural beauty of the weathered stone. A base of foliage with trailing amaranthus and natural flowers accentuated the beauty of of the church so much so that the Vicar was heard to comment “I should have flowers hanging for every wedding”
ORGANIC STYLE FLOWERS – TABLE CENTRES TALL AND LOW
We continued the organic style florals in to the reception. We styled the tables with a mix of tall and low table centres, keeping the flowers and foliage organic and lush. Tall designs on bronze/gold stands or tall bronze vases with large urns for the top table overflowing with natural organic styled flowers and foliage. Fresh rosemary was added to the place settings where everyone had their name in gold.
EXTRA STYLING DETAILS
The courtyard at Shustoke is gorgeous with its olive trees and natural planting. We had fun decorating the bike for Rik and the boys as well as adding extra styling details to the table plan. For a welcome touch we added rococco style candlesticks and foliage, as well as decorating their mirror table plan with a foliage garland and we always love adding our floral touch to a wedding cake table.
Thank you Mr and Mrs Hackett for sharing your day. We loved being a part of your wedding.
If you are planning a wedding a Shustoke Farm Barns, or a similar barn style venue and like our floral designs (organic style flowers in particular) and approach we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch and see if we are available.
I was asked to design a bouquet for Lizzie and her girls for her recent wedding. Helen, her Mum, of Helen Eames Photography, joined us for our meeting and I was delighted to hear that the flowers then became an important part of Lizzie’s day.
WILD AND ORGANIC PINK BOUQUETS FOR BRIDE AND HER BRIDESMAIDS
Lizzie’s dress was chosen from the lovely Sophie at CocoandKate and we felt a wild organic bouquet with touches of blush pink roses, lashing of eucalyptus and highlights of the grey pink edged echivera would be the perfect choice for this stunning bride and her bridesmaids.
CUTE PINK ROSE FLOWER CROWNS FOR FLOWER GIRLS
Flower girls are known to steal the show and these two were no exception, eager to try on their pink rose flower crowns when I arrived and looking so beautiful in their gorgeous dresses and soft pink cardigans.
PINK ROSE BUD BUTTON HOLES
The boys wore pink rose bud button holes with eucalyptus and echivera to bring the look of the bridal party together.
Thank you for sharing the images Lizzie, so happy you enjoyed loved your bouquets and to Helen for capturing the day with such beauty.
Fairy tale weddings are magical and the setting at Blackwell Grange on a summer’s day was the setting for Danielle and Lorance. The images captured of their day show their love for each other and the elegant style of their day.
Danielle wore a stunning Hayley Paige gown from the lovely Sophie at CocoandKate in Hatton. They have a wonderful range of designer wedding dresses and offer expert advice in choosing the perfect wedding dress. A dress of this stature needed a statement bouquet and we designed an organic bouquet with a bountiful mix of roses and dahlias to complement the bridal and bridesmaids dresses.
Thank you Danielle and Lorance for your kind words it is delightful to find out that our work is so much appreciated.
We just wanted to a massive thank you for everything you did for us! The wedding looked spectacular and almost all of that was down to you! We loved absolutely everything it was perfect! You have been so amazingly helpful and are full of fantastic ideas! Continue to make people’s wedding days so perfect because you really have done something special for us!
If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding please get in touch.
Katie and Adam tied the knot at Hampton Manor and we worked our magic to create their dream wedding with dusky pink roses, trailing ivy and blackboard welcome signs.
WELCOME DISPLAYS AT HAMPTON MANOR
As guests arrive at your wedding venue make them feel really at home with a welcome display giving an insight into your wedding day look and feel. The beautiful entrance at Hampton manor suits relaxed styling with warm lanterns, and natural flowers and ivy foliage.
Delivering the wedding bouquets on the wedding morning is always an emotional time and we loved the excitement when a bride first sees the bridal party flowers. The choice of wedding bouquet is one of the key decisions for any wedding as the bouquet is one of the most photographed pieces of the day.
STUNNING WEDDING CAKE
The icing on the cake for any wedding is a cake from Ben the Cakeman. This semi naked cake design is just so stunning. We love to meet Ben on the morning of the wedding with fresh flowers which he then works his magic on to create an amaziing look which always surpasses our expectations. His attention to detail is beyond comparison and this wedding cake was a real beauty.
Thank you Katie and Adam for sharing your beautiful wedding images with us. We love receiving images from our couples and lovely comments like these
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful flowers and decorations for our wedding day! We were so pleased with them, they were perfect! We had so many comments about them on the day, and they complemented the venue perfectly. You made the whole process and run up to the wedding easy and stress free”
If you are looking for help with planning your wedding at Hampton Manor please get in touch.
Creating flowers at Hampton Manor for weddings is always a treat, the warm wood, stone arches in this arts and craft house need the right floral touches to bring them to life. If your budget permits staircase flowers are a wow factor statement. The bride and her bridesmaids will walk down these stairs before heading to their ceremony, walking through an avenue of flowers is the perfect way to start your day, and imagine the photos your photographer will get!
These staircase flowers will be a focal point during your drinks reception creating a warm welcome for your guests and setting the tone for the rest of your day before they head through to Elizabeth’s Court. Here at Passion for Flowers we always jump at the chance to decorate the staircase for a wedding. Foliage, seasonal blooms and dashes of candlelight show you what can be done. This is for an autumn wedding but the look can be adapted depending on the season you have chosen to tie the knot.
If you are planning your wedding at Hampton Manor then do get in touch, we work here regularly and it is a pleasure to be one of Hampton Manors preferred suppliers, would love to help you with your flowers and styling.
Here at Passion for Flowers we have a 6’6″ birch wedding ceremony arch available for hire. For a rustic wedding in a barn, tipi or outdoors this would make a beautiful backdrop as you tie the knot. Please get in touch if you would like to include our birch arch in your wedding ceremony decorations. POA.
BIRCH WEDDING CEREMONY ARCH
Our 6’6 birch arch is perfect for rustic style weddings. The birch structure can be hired ‘naked’ or dressed with flowers. We think it looks stunning with white material draped over the birch and a floral touch to the corners. Go all out and use our birch stumps and candles around the base for a dreamy candle lit ceremony.
Tom and Jo or TOJ as they are known by friends and family celebrated with an amazing wedding at Hampton Manor at the beginning of the year. These images capture a beautiful day and their characters just perfectly. The couple chose Hampton Manor as their home for the day with a romantic, luxurious, cosy and warm look and feel to their wedding day with flowers in neutral colours white, creams, and some grey tones with soft blush.
A romantic bridal bouqet with touches of Earl Grey roses and brunia suited the style of the day.
The bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets with touches of dusty miller and brunia, finished with the softest ribbon.
A touch of berried eucalyptus added interest to the corsages for the ladies in keeping with the rustic, elegant feel of the day.
The boys looking dandy on the doorstep of the Manor before going over to the ceremony.
RUSTIC ELEGANT WEDDING CEREMONY
The calligraphy signs welcomed guests to the wedding with a posy of flowers and foliage from the day. Candles and trees created a romantic backdrop to the ceremony with soft underplanting of helebores for freshness.
Scented delphinium petals created the confetti shot just outside the cermeony, always a moment to cherish.
MERCURY SILVER VASE CENTREPIECES
The mercury silver vases overfilled with the softest blooms looked elegant for the reception with hanging baubles and trees to frame the top table.The tables had quotes from favourites films to add a personal touch to the decor.
It is all in the detail and nothing had been forgotten to keep their guests warm and cosy as day turned to night and memories were made.
Tom and Jo were so wonderful to work with and we just loved their winter wedding at Hampton Manor, a most favourite venue of ours.
Elaine and Andrew tied the knot at the most elegant venue Knowsley Hall with rich autumnal colours for their wedding flowers teamed with gold.
The bridal bouquet was designed with a mix of gorgeous scented blooms including Juliet and Darcy roses,eucalyptus foliage, peach hypericum, stocks, rice flower and the softest kangaroo paw, finished with gold trailing ribbon. A highlight on our wedding day is seeing the bride’s excitement when she first sets eyes on her bouquet.
The bridesmaids bouquets had a lighter touch with Kiera roses perfect with their champagne toned gowns.
Andrew and the boys sported elegant rose button holes.
KNOWSLEY HALL WEDDING CEREMONY
The Stucco Ballroom with its elegant cornices and columns gives a feeling of opulence to a Knowsley Hall wedding ceremony. Elegant chair backs for the bride and groom and a rich and full garland for the ceremony table filled with scented roses perfected the table.
KNOWSLEY HALL WEDDING
The grounds at Knowsley Hall are simply stunning and our couple were so lucky with the weather for their October wedding. These images show their joy and radiance on this most important of days with family and friends.
KNOWSLEY HALL WEDDING RECEPTION – CENTREPIECES
The State Dining room at Knowsley Hall makes you catch your breath as you enter, it is grandeur at is best with a warm feeling with heavy drapes and family portraits. For a luxe look sequin cloths covered the tables to add to the gold of the day, with a mix of candlesticks, vases and votives in gold to enhance the room. Low centrepieces enabled the guests to enjoy the room and have an excellent view of the top table.
The top table was dressed with elegant rococo candlesticks, luxe vases and votives with shimmering cloths and elegant florals for a rich, opulent look.
LUXE DESSERT TABLE
Guests enjoyed a luxe dessert table with sweet treats.
SPARKLER SEND OFF
The send off with sparklers ended the night on a high.
Andrew and Elaine are jetting off on Christmas Eve for their Chinese wedding celebrations in Malaysia. Wishing you both lots of love and happiness Karen x
Andrea and Mitch were living out in New York when they contacted us about creating the flowers for their summer wedding at Sudeley Castle. We had initial skype exchanges and met when the bride traveled over to the UK. We loved working with Andrea to create natural just picked flowers for her wedding in an English Castle. As you can imagine this historic venue was much admired by the visitors from The States.
ORGANIC FREEFORM DUSKY PINK ROSE BOUQUETS
Whilst the bridesmaids carried bouquets with a mix of dusky pink tones the bridal bouquet had a more organic freeform design with plenty of trailing jasmine, queen anne’s lace, creamy peonies, wax flower, delicate astilbe and roses.
The brides dress was Rivini and suited the organic style of flowers we had selected together. The bridesmaids carried heavenly bouquets of dusky pink rose, astilbe, deep toned astrantia,wax flower and scented jasmine. Fabric from the girls dresses loosely wrapped around the stems of all the bouquets brought the look together.
ROSE & VERONICA BUTTON HOLES
Mitch looked dapper in his Paul Stuart suit teemed with a just picked veronica, rose and sedum button hole.
DUSKY PINK ROSE CORSAGES
The ladies had corsages with dusky pink roses, sedum and snippets of baby’s breath, presented on bark.
CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS
The chapel at historic Sudely Castle is so romantic decorated with candles to the altar.
GYPSOPHILA GARLANDS & PEW ENDS FOR CHURCH
Andrea requested dreamy garlands of white flowers and simple bunches of gypsophila for the pew ends. The chapel with its history and wonderful workmanship does not suit over embellishing and this style of decor created just the candlelit style the couple hoped for.
Baskets of confetti were ready and waiting as the couple left the chapel.
CRYSTAL GLASS CHARGER PLATES & GYPSOPHILA PLACE SETTINGS
Delicacy and elegance were added to the tables with elegant crystal glass charger plates and delicate place settings.
Summer weddings held at country venues are a pleasure to work on and Laura and Jason wanted a music filled wedding day with family and friends. Packington Moor set in rural Warwickshire is a wonderful setting and the food and service are always excellent.
Flowers were high up on Laura’s plans for the day and the Passion for Flowers team filled her venue with flowers bringing her dreams to life.
BRIDAL PARTY BOUQUETS
Romantic was the order of the day and the bridal bouquets included cream garden roses with soft bombastic roses and hydrangea.For the young girls we added snippets of baby’s breath to the bombastic roses to keep their posies more delicate.
FLOWER CROWNS FOR FLOWER GIRLS
Don’t you just love the flower girls with their sweetest flowers crowns with bombastic spay roses and snippets of baby’s breath.
BUTTON HOLES TIED WITH TWINE
Jason and the boys sported spray rose button holes with rosemary trimmed with twine, perfect with the tweed waistcoat.
PACKINGTON MOOR ENTRANCE DECORATIONS
Rustic crates and hydrangea plants welcomed guest to the courtyard and were then gifted at the end of the day. Music was heard all around the barn for the ceremony and then set up outside in the courtyard to entertain the guests.
CEREMONY FLOWERS & DECORATIONS AT PACKINGTON MOOR
Ceremony flowers for the barn adorned the staircase, balcony, and arch complemented by flowers and candles down the aisle for a soft romantic setting for our couple.
CENTREPIECES AT PACKINGTON MOOR BARN VENUE
The centrepieces continued the romantic floral look for the day with elevated blousy arrangements in glass vases. The top table was filled with candlelight and blooms in a mix of glass vases and vessels finished with trailing foliage. The place settings were finished with rosemary for the boys and lisianthus for the girls another lovely way to welcome your guests to the wedding meal.
Chelsea is a dream, an amazing bride with an infectious and exuberant personality. We first met at the National Wedding Show and enjoyed skype meetings and wedding consultations to achieve the WOW look she was after for her church wedding to Carl followed by a stunning reception at Belvoir Castle.
The bridal bouquet was a lush hand tie with a mix of protea, feathery astilbe and roses. Her girls carried a bouquet of astilbe, so gorgeous on its own.
NORMANTON CHURCH WEDDING
Normanton church sat on the edge of Rutland water is quite extraordinary and a very special place to tie the knot.
So we always love a lavish reception and Belvoir Castle sat high on the hill is a treasure of a venue for an exclusive wedding. The tables were a mass of gold and flowers with a luxe gold candelabra surrounded by a sea of blooms. Once the candles were lit the venue shimmered and shone. Linen, gold cutlery, glasses and charger plates enhanced the look. The dessert table was expertly created by Cotton and Crumbs, a great favourite of ours.
We love these amazing images captured by the talented Matt Parry. Congratulations to Carl and Chelsea on your epic wedding.